Category Archives: reptiles

A stunning case of mimicry

I don’t remember encountering this case of mimicry, but it’s so amazing that, when I became aware of it from a tweet (yes, Twitter has its uses), I decided to give it a post of its own. First the tweet, sent to me by Matthew. He added, “This is the Iranian viper, as featured in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today, regular Mark Sturtevant contributes photos of arthropods (and two vertebrates). His notes and ID’s (and links) are indented: Here I continue with some of the pictures from our recent trip to Maui last year. At the Maui National Wildlife Refuge, on the southern part of the island, the lady at the front desk told […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget, when you’re not busy over the holidays, to send me your good wildlife photos.  Today’s batch is from William Savage, who’s supplied some information and the IDs (indented): Here are some photos from a year or so back, taken on a holiday in Florida. I’ve done my best with the Latin binomials! American […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a new contributor today: Samuel Kornstein, who sent this just a few days ago. His notes are indented, and he has a great wildlife photography site here. I have a bunch of wildlife photos to share. These are all from last week, taken during a family trip to Manuel Antonio and Lake Arenal […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

by Greg Mayer A corespondent from Florida sends the following photos from Fort Myers. First up, a giant or marine or cane toad (Bufo marinus) that is living under a beehive. In this first photo, you can see that the variegated coloring is fairly cryptic against the leaf litter background. Getting a little closer, a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos of animals, all from diverse groups, come from David Campbell, who relates a scary mallard story too—though it turns out all right. David’s captions and tales are indented: Another batch of photographs.  The duck narrative has a happy ending although I didn’t expect one when it happened. Mantispid (Dicromantispa interrupta). Convergent evolution at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely photos from Florida taken by David Campbell, whose notes are indented. And kudos to David for fighting for evolution in the South! A few for the hopper from a long time reader in northeast Florida.  I am twice retired, once from the Navy and once from teaching high school biology […]

The best religion + animal joke ever

Well, I find it hilarious: After the Flood, Noah opens up the Ark and lets all the animals out, telling them, “Go forth and multiply.” As he’s closing the great doors of the boat, he notices that there are two snakes sitting in a dark corner. So he says to them, “Didn’t you hear me? […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have photos form two readers today. First, Saloni Rose is back after recovering from a bout of dengue. She has a lovely and dextrous bird for us; her notes are indented: My father and I went birdwatching in the rice fields outside the township of Rawabhata (Rajasthan, India). It had rained a few days […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some underwater photos today, pictures taken by reader Peter Klaver. His descriptions are indented, and note that there are several of his movies linked to the text. Last month two friends and I had a week of diving in the Red Sea. The underwater life there is simply stunning. The highlight of the […]